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Dramatic photos of Chinese kids tackling steep cliffs to get to school bring change

Toronto Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China's mountainous west, their village may be getting some assistance by way of a safer, more modern piece of infrastructure: a solid set of steel stairs.
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China's Qiaobi detergent ad labelled 'raw racism'

Aljazeera.com - ‎16 hours ago‎
A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian has provoked outrage, although perhaps more so overseas than at home judging by social-media reaction.
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China's Zoomlion Abandons Pursuit of Crane Maker Terex

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
One of China's biggest construction-equipment makers on Friday abandoned its pursuit of crane manufacturer Terex Corp. TEX -14.14 % , joining a line of failed efforts by Chinese companies to buy U.S. rivals. Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology ...
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China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea

Reuters - ‎17 hours ago‎
"This G7 summit organized by Japan's hyping up of the South China Sea issue and exaggeration of tensions is not beneficial to stability in the South China Sea and does accord with the G7's position as a platform for managing the economies of developed ...
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Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture

Wall Street Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Qualcomm President Derek Aberle said his company set up a joint-venture with China's Guizhou province last year partly because he expects China's server demand to eventually eclipse that of the U.S. While Western companies have long licensed older ...
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China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties

Reuters - ‎20 hours ago‎
And yet regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington.
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Obama's Hiroshima visit: China and South Korea wary

Aljazeera.com (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bombing at the end of World War II in 1945.
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US panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steel

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI U.S. regulators launched an investigation on Thursday into complaints by United States Steel Corp that Chinese competitors stole its secrets and fixed prices, in the latest trade spat between the two countries. U.S. Steel is seeking ...

Facing explosive obesity, China is telling citizens to cut back on meat and eggs

Quartz - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Chinese government has asked its 1.3 billion citizens to go easy on the meat and eggs. The recommendation (Chinese) by the National Health and Family Planning Commission is part of a campaign to combat chronic health problems stemming from ...
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G7 leaders express concern over South China Sea

Globalnews.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
SHIMA, Japan - The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed ...

China's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes

Fortune - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In the case of China, this rule does not seem to apply, at least up to this point. Depending on what estimates one uses, the number of middle class people in China varies from roughly 70% of the urban population (based on a McKinsey study in 2013) to ...

China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus

Fox News - ‎8 hours ago‎
A new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic.
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China Swaps Troupes for Troops

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 26, 2016‎
BEIJING—One military unit in China's northeast has racked up some notable international victories. They're just not the kind President Xi Jinping wants as he undertakes the biggest restructuring of the People's Liberation Army since the 1950s.

America's Doomed China Strategy

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Two developments in the past month indicate that Washington's mixed policy of engagement and containment (or “congagement”) toward China has begun to tilt more toward containment. The first development was the visit of Secretary of Defense Ashton ...
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China and India's problem with black people

The Independent - ‎10 hours ago‎
Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night last Friday in New Delhi and killed.

From Wumart to Uncle Martian, experts say China's copycat problem is BIG

CNBC - ‎May 26, 2016‎
From sportswear rip-offs to suspiciously familiar brand names such as "Wumart," China's counterfeit and intellectual property (IP) infringement problem is massive and raising questions around the world about how seriously the country is fighting fakes, ...

Christianity in China

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Re “China Suppresses Christianity From the Top Down” (news article, May 22): Despite the Chinese Communist Party's repression of religious freedom, there is little evidence that the party's unremitting campaign to topple church crosses and demolish ...
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China's Chengdu-Lhasa Railway: Tibet and 'One Belt, One Road'

The Diplomat - ‎10 hours ago‎
It is no secret that Tibetan independence movements have long drawn the ire of Chinese authorities. Alongside heightened rhetoric in recent years over Tibetan unrest and the growing publicity of riots and self-immolations, China has sought to augment ...
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China's economic planner warns against irregular offshore debt issuance

Reuters - ‎May 26, 2016‎
SHANGHAI Some Chinese firms are improperly issuing offshore debt, China's economic planning agency said on Thursday, warning that violators will be punished and signaling concern over firms' offshore debt as the yuan resumes its slide against the ...
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Chinese News Media Censors Taiwan's Flag, Again

New York Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
China has censored images of Taiwan's flag before. Last year, when Ma Ying-jeou, then Taiwan's president, spoke about plans to meet with President Xi Jinping of China in Singapore, a flag pin on Mr. Ma's lapel was blurred out in mainland news coverage.
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